If you thought all an apple a day did was keep the doctor away, think again. A study has revealed that they’re actually great for your sex life.
Italian researchers analysed 731 women, and separated them into two groups: Group A ate one or two apples a day, and Group B who ate no apples.
The women then filled out a Female Sexual Function Index, which asked them about sexual function, sexual frequency, orgasm, lubrication and overall sexual satisfaction. The results showed that the women who ate apples had higher FSFI scores, “thus increasing their lubrication and overall sexual function.”
Apparently the reasons apples are so good for improving our sex lives is because they contain polyphenols and antioxidants that can stimulate blood flow to the genitalia and vagina, which helps with arousal. They also contain phloridzin, a common phytoestrogen that is structurally similar to estradiol, an important hormone for vaginal lubrication and female sexuality.
Now, if we haven’t turned your stomach with the words ‘vaginal lubrication’, go eat your apples. And if you’re planning a REALLY steamy night, here are some other foods that can help get you feeling a bit frisky:
If you have mastered the whole ‘looking really sexy while eating strawberries dipped in cream’ thing – we salute you. However, that’s not the only reason they’re good for your sex life. They help increase circulation, which helps with arousal, and they’re also rich in vitamin C which has been linked to higher sperm counts in men.
These fruits are high in vitamin E and vitamin B6 which promotes better blood flow. And as we said before, good blood flow is essential for good fun in the bedroom.
Thought nuts were boring? Think again. Almonds contain selenium which is known to help with infertility issues. They also contain vitamin E and zinc, which is meant to boost libido.
Eat a couple of sweet potatoes for some sweet, sweet lovin’. They’re full of potassium which is meant to be good for erectile dysfunction.
Sprinkle them onto your cereal or into a stir-fry to get a boost of zinc, which helps with testosterone production in men, so we’re going to assume it’s good for our sexual health too!